Cà Mau province

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Cà Mau (Vietnamese: [kaː˨˩ maw˧˧] ) is a province of Vietnam, named after its capital city. It is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam's 63 provinces. It is bordered to the north by Kiên Giang and Bạc Liêu provinces, to the west by the Gulf of Thailand, and to the south and east by the South China Sea.[3]

Cà Mau Province
Tỉnh Cà Mau
Đá Bạc Islet in Cà Mau
Đá Bạc Islet in Cà Mau
Official seal of Cà Mau Province
Dark water
Location of Cà Mau within Vietnam
Location of Cà Mau within Vietnam
Coordinates: 9°5′N 105°5′E / 9.083°N 105.083°E / 9.083; 105.083
Country Vietnam
RegionMekong Delta
CapitalCà Mau
 • People's Council ChairHuỳnh Quốc Việt
 • People's Committee ChairNguyễn Tiến Hải
 • Total5,331 km2 (2,058 sq mi)
 • Total1,521,894
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
 • EthnicitiesVietnamese, Khmer, Hoa
 • TotalVND 53.229 trillion
US$ 2.312 billion
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Area codes290
ISO 3166 codeVN-59

Economy edit

Being surrounded by water on three sides, fishing is an important industry in Cà Mau province. An extensive network of canals also supports a strong agricultural sector, as well as providing a popular means of transport. The U Minh biosphere reserve and Mũi Cà Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam, serve also as important tourist destinations. The Mũi Cà Mau National Park is located at Mũi Cà Mau.

Administrative divisions edit

Map of Cà Mau Province, Vietnam, showing the eight administrative districts.

Cà Mau is subdivided into nine district-level sub-divisions:[4]

8 districts:

1 provincial city:

They are further subdivided into nine commune-level towns (or townlets), 82 communes, and 10 wards.

Typhoon Linda (1997) edit

In November 1997, the Cà Mau Peninsula was struck by Typhoon Linda (Openg). Thousands of people were killed, and an estimated 200,000 homes were destroyed, along with much of the Cà Mau fishing fleet.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b General Statistics Office of Vietnam. "Population and Employment: Population and population density in 2006 by province". 7. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ "Tình hình kinh tế, xã hội Cà Mau năm 2018". Cổng thông tin điện tử tỉnh Cà Mau. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  3. ^ CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Introduction: Geographical Position". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  4. ^ CA MAU PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE. "Towns, Districts: Overview". Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  5. ^ Dodd, Jan; et al. (2003). The Rough Guide to Vietnam. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781843530954. Retrieved 2008-06-02.

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